CEAS-Sahara denounces Moroccan wall in Western Sahara, mines danger

Madrid, April 05, 2017 (SPS) - The Spanish Coordination of Friendly Associations with the Sahrawi People (CEAS-Sahara) on Tuesday denounced the existence of the Moroccan military wall in Western Sahara, on the occasion of the International Mine Awareness Day.

The mines buried all along the wall constitute "a continuous and permanent crime" against the Saharawi population, it said.

The CEAS underlined in a release received by APS the importance of the demolition of the wall and also supports the recently launched international campaign aiming at naming it "a heinous crime" against the Sahrawi people rights and a huge obstacle to the achievement of their inalienable right to self-determination and independence.

The international campaign also intends to raise international public awareness on the multiple effects of this wall on the conflict.

In Western Sahara, the 2720 km long wall built by Morocco to "shield" its illegal occupation of the Sahrawi territory contains nearly seven million antipersonnel mines, which during the last decades have caused thousands of victims on both sides of the wall.

26 years have passed since the ceasefire came into force and the UN plan for Western Sahara applied, the Moroccan wall is still there as well as all the arsenal of death and destruction it contains. "This represents a terrible crime against the rights of the Sahrawi people," it pointed out SPS